If you’re staying with us this Winter, follow our guide to an excellent Xmas visit with 5 top tips.

Artists Open Houses

Get all your pressies in one go and have a lovely snoop around some of the most creative pads all over the city. You can find all sorts of one of a kind gifts – ceramics, homeware, sculpture, prints, art, candles, cushions, calendars, smellies, jewellery and edibles.

Not only can you enjoy tea and cake in most houses but you can also pay by card. All houses open on the 9th & 10th Dec with some open mid-week too.

Grab a Christmas brochure from our foyer or visit https://aoh.org.uk/. Either buy an all-day bus ticket from £4.20 or why not hire a bike for the day and ride along the promenade matching the iconic turquoise Brighton railings.











Royal Pavilion Ice Rink

Enjoy the Royal Pavilion at its finest! Skate majestically around the temporary, real ice rink or pick up a p..p..p..penguin to help you if you’re not steady on your feet after a craft beer or mulled wine in the pop up restaurant.

Hearty fare, Christmas dinner and kids menu all available in a lovely twinkly setting to make you feel festive.

From 10am – 10.15pm, 1 hour sessions from £7 for over 5s up to a family for £30. More info here.


Jubilee Christmas Market

Go Narnian in the heart of the North Laine with 22 stalls, snow machines and for the first time in 8 years, Santa’s Grotto! We’re eyeing up all the candy including Turkish Delight Fudge, Chimney Cake (cream, syrup and marshmallows) and Chocolate Kebabs (!)

Plenty of stocking fillers to be bagged such as star lanterns, vintage metal signs, cosy scarves plus seasonal tipples. like Gluhwein and chocolate port, Rubis.

Every day until 23rd Dec, from 10/11am til 5/6/7pm. Check times and plan your browsing here.


Did we mention chocolate kebabs?!

Christmas Igloos on the Beach

Keep cosy on the chilly seafront in one of the iridescent igloos hosted by Brighton Music Hall. Hire one for two hours exclusively for up to 16 people or you can walk in share and make some new friends for Christmas!


Burning of the Clocks Parade

Do you find the mid Winter rather bleak? The longest night marks the lengthening of the days, i.e. roll on Summer! Come and celebrate the solstice in a typically Brighton way. Since ’93 Same Sky has been leading the procession of homemade paper and willow lanterns culminating in a bonfire and fireworks on the beach.

It’s always a fab atmosphere with marching Samba bands to get you in the mood. The parade is 21st December at 6.30pm on New Road.

Of course, if you’re staying with us at the Pelirocco, just ask us for recommendations of where to dine, dance and mingle – we know all the best spots.